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August 18, 2014
Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

The U.S. continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy.

August 15, 2014
ACEEE Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

Hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference is a three-day event focused on understanding individual and organizational behavior and decision-making related to energy usage, greenhouse gas emiisions, climate change, and sustainability. Attendees will discuss innovative policy and program strategies, share important research findings, and engage in building dynamic new network and collaborations. 

August 14, 2014
Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

August 14, 2014
Inspiration from Environmental Educators and Youth at the White House

I had the distinct honor of being present at the White House for the announcement of the winners of the annual Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educators and President’s Environmental Youth Award. These awards recognize outstanding student leaders in environmental stewardship and K-12 teachers employing innovative approaches to environmental education in their schools

August 12, 2014
Catherine Woteki (from left), Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture; David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy; Steve Csonka, Executive Director, Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative; Jim Hileman, Chief Scientific and Technical Advisor for Environment, Federal Aviation Agency; stand together at Biomass 2014 in Washington, D.C., where the Energy Department announced it is joining Farm to Fly 2.0. | Energy Department photo
Farm to Fly 2.0: Energy Department Joins Initiative to Bring Biofuels to the Skies

The United States airline industry uses 23 billion gallons of fuels on passenger and cargo airlines annually, and globally, the international airline industry was the source of 777 million tons of carbon emissions in 2013.

August 7, 2014
The Department of Energy's National Laboratory Complex

Dimitri Kusnezov presented an overview of the DOE National Laboratory Complex to the Commission.

August 7, 2014
Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories Inaugural Meeting

The Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories held its first meeting in Washington, DC on July 18, 2014.

August 6, 2014
A UPS delivery truck is refueled with compressed natural gas. UPS plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas vehicles. | Photo by Pat Corkery, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Special Delivery for Sustainability: Clean Cities Supports UPS in Expanding Natural Gas Operations

With support from the Energy Department's Clean Cities program, United Parcel Service plans to deploy 1,000 liquefied natural gas trucks, making it the biggest private fleet of its kind in the United States.

August 6, 2014
Ronald J. (R.J.) McIntosh receives a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from Rep. Suzan DelBene of Washington. | Photo courtesy of Rep. Suzan DelBene’s office
Veterans Solving Energy Challenges

Energy Department internship program enables veterans to hone their skills and help agencies throughout the federal government achieve energy goals.

August 5, 2014
Republic Services is one of three new companies participating in the National Clean Fleets Partnership. The company aims to have more than 2,500 trucks running on alternative fuel by 2015. | Photo courtesy of Republic Services
New National Clean Fleets Partners Build New Roads to Sustainability

Energy Department welcomes three new fleets to the National Clean Fleets Partnership: Republic Services, Time Warner Cable, and CHS. The Partnership helps the country’s largest fleets reduce their petroleum use by switching to alternative fuels, adopting advanced technology vehicles, reducing their idling, and implementing other fuel saving techniques.